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A paper syllabus will not be provided to course participants. Please download PDF files and/or print the lecture material of your choice from the selection below before arriving at the course venue. Wifi will be available in the classroom however many of the color files are large and may be more efficiently downloaded elsewhere.

Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism (CAOT) Workshop 

February 5-6, 2014, Ottawa, ONCanadaHealth.jpg

John G. Diefenbaker Building
111 Sussex Drive

Lead Organization: Health Canada, Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit

Sponsor: Canadian Safety and Security Program


There are two versions of the syllabus available, color (1 slide per page) and black & white (3 slides per page with grid lines for notes). 

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Introductory material can be downloaded here


Day 1 - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

8:00-9:00am Registration  
9:00-9:15am Introduction & Welcome ‐ Workshop Overview  
9:15-9:30am Sponsor Canadian Safety and Security Program
Norman J. Yanofsky, Acting Head CBRNE Threats and Hazards
9:30-9:45am Project Champion
Andrew Adams, Director General, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences, Health Canada

Toxic Warfare: Beyond Conventional Chemical Weapons
Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

10:30-10:45am Break  

Clinical Neurotoxicology of Chemical Terrorism
Marco L. Sivilotti, MD, FACMT, Queen's University School of Medicine

11:30am-12:15pm Toxic Industrial Gases as Terrorist Threats
Sophie Gosselin, MD, McGill University Health Centre
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12:15-1:15pm Lunch  

Chemical Terrorism Risk Assessment (CTRA)
Jessica A. Cox, CTRA Program Manager, US Department of Homeland Security Chemical Security Analysis Center

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Cyanide and Fumigants
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FACMT, New York University School of Medicine / NYC Poison Control Center

2:45-3:00pm Break  

Chemical Contamination of Food, Water & Medication
Charles A. McKay, MD, FACMT, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Terrorism by Fear and Uncertainty: Delayed Toxic Syndromes 
Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT

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Social Event
Poison Centers and Disaster Management

Day 2 - Thursday, February, 6, 2014  

9:00-9:15am Day 2 Workshop Overview  
9:15-10:00am Public Health Management of Chemical Incidents
Professor David Russell, WHO Collaborating Center for the Management of Chemical Incidents
10:00-10:15am Break  

Observed Behaviors During Mass Chemical Exposures
Mark Kirk, MD, FACMT, US Department of Homeland Security

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGL)
Daniel Krewski,MHA, MSc, PhD, Risk Sciences International, former Chair of the US National Research Council's Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels
11:45am-12:45pm Lunch  
12:45-1:30pm Post‐Event Medical Monitoring 
Charles A. McKay, MD, FACMT
1:30-1:45pm Break  
1:45-3:45pm Tabletop: Response to Mass Chemical Release
Charles A. McKay, MD, FACMT and faculty
3:45-4:15pm Conclusion and Evaluations  

Accreditation Statement

This event is approved for up to eleven (11) credits by the Office for Continuing Health Professional Education (CHPE). The Office for CHPE, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME).

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cette activité est accréditée pour onze (11) crédits par le Bureau de formation continue des professionnels de la santé (FCPS). Le bureau de FCPS de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université McGill est autorisé par le Comité d’agrément pour l’éducation médicale continue (CAÉMC).

Cette activité est une activité de formation collective agréée, aux termes de la section 1 du programme de Maintien du certificat du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada.

Chaque médecin doit demander des crédits seulement pour le nombre d’heures où il/elle a participé à l’activité de formation.

Participation & Registration

Options will be available to attend in person or via webinar.  

Workshop material will be available for download from the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) website. Attendance is by invitation only, there are no registration costs.  Travel, accommodation and hospitality are not covered. A block of hotel rooms has been set aside. Hotel information will be provided to registrants.

Continuing medical education credits (CME) may be available for participating Physicians.